The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is taking its anti-smoking message to a dramatic (and sure to be controversial) new level with the launch of a nationwide ad campaign that kicks off Monday, March 19.The CRC's Tips from Former Smokers anti-smoking campaign will feature graphic images of disfiguring and debilitating problems associated with tobacco use.
The "Reducing Harm & Building Communities: Addressing Drug Use in the South" conference took place September 8 & 9, 2011 in Durham, NC. Several advocates were interviewed and offered insights into harm reduction and their work.
Most people think of the term “gateway drug” as applying to cigarettes, alcohol or marijuana. What a lot of people don’t consider is that an eating disorder can be a “gateway” to becoming addicted to diet pills and other prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Los Angeles TimesAbuse in childhood common among alcohol addicts, study findsLos Angeles TimesAbuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, researchers reported Thursday.
For those who struggle with gambling addiction, the two weeks of the NCAA "March Madness" tournament can be a difficult time with many triggers, including office pools, online bracket competitions, and other gambling-related events.
Behavioral addictions, often called “process” addictions, involve problematic repetitive behavior patterns involving potentially pleasurable or compulsive activities such as gambling, sex, working, spending, eating, etc.
Curator comment: as with most of what Mr. Weiss writes, this is cogent and well-articulated.
Author: Robert Weiss
Source: "Sex and Intimacy in the Digital Age," psychcentral.com
A new report shows that nearly half (46.6 percent) of all substance abuse treatment admissions involving college or other post secondary school students ages 18 to 24 were primarily related to alcohol...
Many people who struggle with alcoholism are effective at hiding their behaviors and continuing to function at a high level on the job and in social situations. If you suspect that someone you care about has a hidden problem with alcohol, here are seven questions to ask yourself.
Alcohol abuse has been identified as one of the leading risk factors for spousal abuse and other forms of intimate partner violence. If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance abuse and domestic violence, know that help is available.
As your body and mind attempt to adjust to (or rebel against) the new reality of being drug-free, getting through the day can feel like navigating a minefield of stresses, pressures, triggers, and other challenges to your new-found sobriety.
Attempting to start a new relationship during such trying times can’t possibly be a good idea, can it?
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